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Rob Elloway - Hooker
Rob reached the 200 games milestone for the Pirates in the game against Rotherham on September 20th 2015
He has performed consistently well as a reliable front rower during his years at the Pirates and has been an integral part of the club's success.
His exemplary work in the tight and superior lineout throwing has also made him a hugely popular member of the squad.
|Year of Birth:||1983|
|Birthplace:||Rinteln, Germany (British Army Base)|
|Honours:||England 18 Group, Germany|
|Debut:||Aug 2007 v Leicester Tigers (F)|
|Games (To April 2016)||200|
Rob joined the Cornish Pirates from Gloucester in the summer of 2007, where with Mefin Davies and Olivier Azam providing opposition for the number two jersey, his first team appearances had been limited.
Mark Hewitt, assistant coach at the Cornish Pirates at the time, and who worked with Rob during his spell at Gloucester, described Rob as “an exceptional young player who will be an exciting addition to our squad.”
Following in the footsteps of the popular Vili Ma’asi at the Pirates was a major challenge, but the tough and mobile ‘Potty’ announced his presence with a superb try in front of a packed house against Northampton Saints.
Over the three seasons 2008/9 to 2011/12 he had to compete with the pyrotechnics of Dave Ward but nevertheless had a fine game in the 2010 B&I Final and in many more since.
He was honoured to play for the Barbarians against Clontarf in 2014, and during the 2014/15 season also had a short spell playing for London Welsh in the Premiership.
In 2009 he made his senior international debut, playing for Germany in the European Nations Cup Division One competition, a year later he was a member of the Pirates team that became the first ever winners of the British & Irish Cup.
Highlights at Gloucester included a win under lights against Leicester and a role in matches that led to Gloucester winning the European Challenge Cup in 2006
Despite being born in Germany (and since playing for them), Rob is essentially a Mancunian who played his early rugby in the junior ranks of Sedgeley Park and after a spell at the famous rugby school at Sedbergh he joined Gloucester